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Cancer affects everyone: young or old, rich or poor. Well over a tenth of global deaths in the year 2000 were caused by malignant tumours. Even if you never get cancer, no doubt you know someone who has or will. A couple of years ago the World Health Organisation estimated that by 2020 cancer [...] Prostate cancer tissue (low-grade by Gleason ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Thursday, 01 June 2006 | Hits: 15845
Sarah Palin might be rather shocked to learn that she has thousands of genes in common with the fruit fly (watch video). Yet for this very reason flies are key to understanding human diseases like cancer. For more than half a century scientists have been using Drosophila melanogaster as a tool to [...] Research on the eyes of fruit flies reveals ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 02 February 2009 | Hits: 12387
By Dr Lindsey Goff Cancer is not just one disease with one cause. There are billions of cells in our body each home to a multitude of tightly-controlled biochemical activities. So there are numerous points where control can break down and cause cancer [...] A model of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzyme, the target of a new class of drugs By ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2006 | Hits: 16570
Jay Bradner believes that cancer can be defeated through control of epigenetics — and he is not shy about spreading the word.Nature News, August 8, 2012 [online] ...
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics & disease | Date: Friday, 10 August 2012 | Hits: 4878
Economist article about epigenetic treatments being developed to treat cancer.Apr 7th 2012 [online] ...
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics & disease | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 4943
Genetic test changes the game in cancer prognosisBy Gina KolataPublished: July 9, 2012 in the New York Times [online] ...
Section: Content | Category: Epigenetics & disease | Date: Friday, 13 July 2012 | Hits: 4270
Dr Lindsey Goff explores new ways to thwart cancer. Cancer is the 'enemy within', the criminal element that upsets the harmony of our body's cellular community. Our internal police force, our immune system, does all within its powers to hunt down and disarm these troublemaking [...] Cancer is the enemy within February 2008 Dr Lindsey Goff ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Friday, 01 February 2008 | Hits: 23281
Kat Arney helps you calculate how much booze your epigenome can handle. It’s hard to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing dire warnings that we are binge-drinking our way to a “health time bomb”, with alcohol fuelling the rise of liver disease, cancer, obesity and even [...] April 2008 Kat Arney helps you calculate how much booze your ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2008 | Hits: 25823
... and inherited RNA and protein, for example prions, to define our external characterisitcs (our phenotype). This is strikingly illustrated in the following examples. In a disease such as cancer, tumour cells undergo a major disruption of their DNA methylation and histone modification patterns. The aberrant epigenetic landscape leads to repression of ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 | Hits: 15327
... that radioactivity is a property of atoms and promoted the use of radiation to treat cancer. The first woman professor at the University of Paris, she was among the first scientists to realise the importance of quantum theory. It is fair to say that her achievements ushered in the Atomic Age. Top of her class Polish-born Marya Skłodowska was the fifth ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | Hits: 6771
... herself interpreted her illnesses as a prerequisite for her mathematical powers. To some extent, she even viewed her own body as a ‘molecular laboratory’ that produced a ‘calculus of the nervous system’. In part, this may have been a reaction to the paradox of the woman scientist.She died in 1852 of uterine cancer and, in an interesting parallel with ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Friday, 04 January 2013 | Hits: 10278
Épigénétique : Le génome sous influence Un numéro spécial sur l'épigénétique a été publié dans Biofutur (Ed. Lavoisier, n ° 359, Novembre 2014) avec la contribution de plusieurs membres d'EpiGeneSys, il illustre de nombreux aspects de l'épigénétique, depuis des approches fondamentales jusqu'à des applications médicals dans le domaine des maladies dégénératives ...
Section: Content | Category: Nos lectures | Date: Friday, 16 November 2012 | Hits: 2278
... root of many diseases cannot be explained solely by DNA mutation and have instead been associated with epigenetic changes [link]. There are far-reaching implications of epigenetic research for human biology and disease; in recent years, researchers have discovered that epigenetic mechanisms have a hand in diseases such as cancer (4), diabetes and obesity ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Hits: 34463
... and will be able to define a scientific strategy to advance cancer research and promote the emergence of a new generation of stellar researchers." Read more on curie.fr ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Thursday, 29 August 2013 | Hits: 4856
... second category. One characteristic of these somatic cells is their ability to divide a few times before they die. Sometimes, mutations (i.e. modifications of their DNA, the carrier of the genetic information) can happen and lead to a cascade of events that may lead the cell to a cancerous state. Henrietta Lacks, an African-American born in 1920, developed ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Monday, 23 March 2015 | Hits: 13301